Monday, July 5, 2010

Book Review: Low Red Moon

Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents--and the fact that she can't remember what happened to them even though she was there.

She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before.

It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents...

But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben?

--From Goodreads

Cover Inspection:
This .jpeg really doesn't do the cover justice. In person it's shiny and beautiful!

First Thoughts:
This is EXACTLY what I thought it would be, and that makes me very happy.


My Review:
First thoughts? The synopsis is perfectly written. I know this might be an odd first thought, but go with me here for a moment. If you just glanced over it, do me a favor and go back up to give it another read. Is there anything at all in there that spoils the book for you? No, am I right? You have no idea how happy that made me. As I saw another blogger complaining a few days ago, so many book descriptions have massive spoilers now! Whoever wrote this one, definitely knows what they are doing.

On to the book itself. There is so much to say, but I will try not to ramble. I was drawn into the story from the very first page! As soon as I opened the book to discover Avery's parents and their untimely death, I knew I'd be up all night. A warning: DO NOT start this book if you have work early the next day. I can promise you that you'll stay up quite past your normal bedtime due to your concern for Avery. It's a fact. 

Speaking of Avery, she is an extremely likable protagonist. What I enjoyed about her most was that she has a  "good head on her shoulders" as my mom likes to say. Although she sometimes makes rash decisions (and don't we all?), she has enough common sense to help her get out of sticky situations. Also, despite her age, she carries herself with an attitude beyond her years and I greatly appreciated that. As you all know, there is nothing I cannot stand more than a whiny female protagonist.

Ben. Ah, Ben. Sweet, brooding and deliciously mysterious. I fell in love with Ben for the same reasons that I fell in love with Sam from Shiver. He's the type of guy that makes me glad paranormal romance exists as a genre. The chemistry between Ben and Avery is completely believable, and extremely swoon worthy! There were scenes in this story that made my heart beat fast and made me extremely jealous at the same time. Oh to have such passion! A girl can only dream.

As I'm sure you can tell, I loved this book! I'd hate to spoil it, but let's just say the ending alone makes this book stand out in my mind. I loved it so much in fact that I'm planning on ordering a finished copy with the remainder of my birthday money. Ben and Avery will take their place among my favorite paranormal romance couples, and I can only hope that we hear more about them very soon!

Book Details
Title: Low Red Moon
Author: Ivy Devlin
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Pages: Hardcover; 256
Source: Won from author's site.

Final Rating: 5 Keys to My Heart
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